Two Japanese tourists will fly to the ISS in December on a six-hour schedule: the entire flight will take 12 days.
The space tourist flight is organized by Space Adventures, a leading provider of space tourism services. Now the preparation for the flight to the ISS of the Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa is underway: he has already successfully passed the medical examination.
Maezawa will fly to the ISS together with his assistant Yozo Hirano on the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft.
The flight will take place according to a four-turn scheme, since in order to use a two-turn scheme, it is necessary to change the maneuvering plan to ensure the phase angle and landing conditions for the ship with tourists. This could lead to the fact that the orbit of the ISS will have to be lowered.
Japanese tourists will fly in a four-turn pattern.
Rafail Murtazin, Head of the Ballistics Department, Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
The entire flight will take 12 days. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin will be in command.
The launch is scheduled for December 8, 2021 from the Baikonur cosmodrome.